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Fashion tip: Don’t overdo grooming and dress standards

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If you have a strict grooming policy or are considering implementing one, make sure you first understand what you can and cannot require employees to wear or what grooming standards you can legally enforce.

Employees can and do sue when their employers try to impose rules that interfere with religious beliefs, reflect sexual stereotypes or are simply demeaning. (See the box below for some examples of employers that have wound up in court because of their employee-appearance policies.)

Those lawsuits raise an interesting question: Are there any limits on the dress and grooming standards an employer can impose on employees?

Generally, an employer has the right to require its employees to follow reasonable workplace appearance, grooming and dress standards. Under most circumstances, an employer can appropriately discipline or terminate an employee who runs afoul of such a rule. This general rule, however, is sometim...(register to read more)

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